Springboard - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by chinchill:
3.66/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
12-oz. bottle dated best by 14 July 2013 served in a snifter. Poured a golden-straw color. Hazy with a small and semi-durable white head that leaves a moderate amount of lacing on the sides. Contains schisandra, an unfamiliar herb/berry used in Chinese medicine which I had to look up, and goji berries.
Aroma: Quite fruity, complex, pleasing and refreshing. The fruitiness is unusual, but one of the stronger notes reminded me of raspberry jam. Bready. Yeast and a trace of hops too, but these are more obvious upon tasting.
Taste: Lightly sweet, bitter and tart, but in reverse order (so more tart than sweet). Components are similar to the nose, again with high complexity including oats and lemongrass.
M: medium-light body. Medium, very soft carbonation. Slightly dry and crisp finish.
O: a unique and interesting fruit/herb beer well worth trying. Lots of subtleties in this one.
Serving type: bottle
04-16-2013 00:36:26 | More by chinchill
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Springboard from New Belgium Brewing
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